Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People et al v. State Board of Election Commissioners et al
Plaintiff: Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Dr. Andrea Wesley, Dr. Joseph Wesley, Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks and Pamela Hammer
Defendant: State Board of Election Commissioners, Tate Reeves, Lynn Fitch, Michael Watson, Dan Eubanks and Dean Kirby
Case Number: 3:2022cv00734
Filed: December 20, 2022
Court: US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Presiding Judge: F Keith Ball
Referring Judge: Daniel P Jordan
2 Judge: Halil S Ozerden
3 Judge: Leslie Southwick
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights: Voting
Cause of Action: 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983 Civil Rights Act
Jury Demanded By: None
Docket Report

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Date Filed Document Text
February 17, 2023 Filing 24 NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Tom, Joshua)
February 17, 2023 Filing 23 MOTION for Jon Greenbaum to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5049902) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
February 14, 2023 Opinion or Order TEXT-ONLY ORDER STAYING DISCOVERY pursuant to L.U.Civ.R. 16(b)(3)(B) pending a decision on the Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction due to Lack of Standing and Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity, MOTION to Dismiss due to Legislative Immunity by Dan Eubanks, Dean Kirby at docket #17 . No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 2/14/2023. (JEJ)
February 13, 2023 Filing 22 NOTICE of Appearance by Brian Parker Berry on behalf of Dan Eubanks, Lynn Fitch, Dean Kirby, Tate Reeves, State Board of Election Commissioners, Michael Watson (Berry, Brian)
February 13, 2023 Filing 21 NOTICE of Appearance by Tommie S. Cardin on behalf of Dan Eubanks, Lynn Fitch, Dean Kirby, Tate Reeves, State Board of Election Commissioners, Michael Watson (Cardin, Tommie)
February 13, 2023 Filing 20 NOTICE of Appearance by P. Ryan Beckett on behalf of Dan Eubanks, Lynn Fitch, Dean Kirby, Tate Reeves, State Board of Election Commissioners, Michael Watson (Beckett, P.)
February 10, 2023 Filing 19 Separate ANSWER to #1 Complaint, by Lynn Fitch, Tate Reeves, State Board of Election Commissioners, Michael Watson.(Shannon-State Gov, Rex)
February 10, 2023 Filing 18 MEMORANDUM in Support re #17 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction due to Lack of Standing and Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity MOTION to Dismiss due to Legislative Immunity filed by Dan Eubanks, Dean Kirby (Shannon-State Gov, Rex)
February 10, 2023 Filing 17 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction due to Lack of Standing and Eleventh Amendment Sovereign Immunity, MOTION to Dismiss due to Legislative Immunity by Dan Eubanks, Dean Kirby (Shannon-State Gov, Rex)
February 6, 2023 Opinion or Order TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting #14 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #15 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #16 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Attorneys John Lavelle, Jr., James Nortey and Drew Cleary Jordan be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of Plaintiffs in association with local counsel conditioned upon completion of the registration procedures found on the Courts website and at the following link: https://www.mssd.uscourts.gov/attorney-admissions-page. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 2/6/2023. (JEJ)
February 3, 2023 Pro Hac Vice fee paid by John Lavelle $ 100, receipt number AMSSDC-5039221. (KNS)
February 3, 2023 Filing 16 MOTION for Drew Cleary Jordan to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5039259) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
February 3, 2023 Filing 15 MOTION for James Nortey to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5039251) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
February 3, 2023 Filing 14 MOTION for John Lavelle, Jr. to Appear Pro Hac Vice by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
January 17, 2023 Opinion or Order TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting #11 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #12 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #13 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Attorneys Jennifer Nwachukwu, Marlin David Rollins-Boyd and Ezra D. Rosenberg be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of Plaintiffs in association with local counsel conditioned upon completion of the registration procedures found on the Courts website and at the following link: https://www.mssd.uscourts.gov/attorney-admissions-page. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 1/17/2023. (JEJ)
January 13, 2023 Filing 13 MOTION for Ezra D. Rosenberg to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5022516) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
January 13, 2023 Filing 12 MOTION for Marlin David Rollins-Boyd to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5022514) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
January 13, 2023 Filing 11 MOTION for Jennifer Nwachukwu to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5022486) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Andrea Wesley, Joseph Wesley (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua)
January 13, 2023 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #11 #12 and #13 : Attorney is advised to include the newly assigned judges' initials (DPJ-HSO-LHS) in the case style on all future filed pleadings: 3:22-cv-734-DPJ-HSO-LHS. A three-judge court was assigned in this matter on December 21, 2022. (VM)
January 10, 2023 Filing 10 SUMMONS Returned Executed by Pamela Hammer, Joseph Wesley, Andrea Wesley, Robert Evans, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gary Fredericks. Answer due 01/11/2023. (Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/10/2023 (KNS).
January 10, 2023 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #5 : Incorrectly filed. Summons returned executed correctly filed as Doc. 10. (KNS)
January 10, 2023 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #s [6,7,8,9]: These docket entries fail to select all filing parties. Clerks office will edit these docket entries to include all appropriate filing parties. Attorney is directed to select all filing parties in future filings. (KNS)
January 9, 2023 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #6 #7 and #8 : A three-judge court was assigned in this matter on December 21, 2022. The parties/attorneys are reminded to use the newly assigned judges' initials in all future filings: 3:22-cv-734-DPJ-HSO-LHS. (VM)
January 9, 2023 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #9 : Missing case number and judge assignment. Parties/Attorneys are reminded that the case style should include the complete case number and correct judge assignment on future filed pleadings. (VM)
January 9, 2023 Opinion or Order TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting #6 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #7 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #8 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice; granting #9 Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice. That Attorneys Ming Cheung, Kelsey A. Miller, Patricia Yan and Ari Savitzky be admitted pro hac vice in this case on behalf of Plaintiffs in association with local counsel conditioned upon completion of the registration procedures found on the Courts website and at the following link: https://www.mssd.uscourts.gov/attorney-admissions-page. No further written order shall issue from the Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball on 1/9/2023. (JEJ)
January 6, 2023 Filing 9 MOTION for Ari Savitzky to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5017629) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/10/2023 to additional Plaintiffs as filers, Dr. Andrea Wesley, Dr. Joseph Wesley (KNS).
January 6, 2023 Filing 8 MOTION for Patricia Yan to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5017627) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/10/2023 to additional Plaintiffs as filers, Dr. Andrea Wesley, Dr. Joseph Wesley (KNS).
January 6, 2023 Filing 7 MOTION for Kelsey A. Miller to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5017622) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/10/2023 to additional Plaintiffs as filers, Dr. Andrea Wesley, Dr. Joseph Wesley (KNS).
January 6, 2023 Filing 6 MOTION for Ming Cheung to Appear Pro Hac Vice (Paid $100 PHV fee; receipt number AMSSDC-5017611) by Robert Evans, Gary Fredericks, Pamela Hammer, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Attachments: #1 Exhibit A Certificate of Good Service)(Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/10/2023 to additional Plaintiffs as filers, Dr. Andrea Wesley, Dr. Joseph Wesley (KNS).
January 4, 2023 Filing 5 ***ERROR***DISREGARD THIS ENTRY***SUMMONS Returned Executed by Pamela Hammer, Joseph Wesley, Andrea Wesley, Robert Evans, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gary Fredericks. All Defendants. (Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/10/2023 (KNS).
January 4, 2023 Filing 4 **ERROR** Disregard this entry. SUMMONS Returned Executed by Pamela Hammer, Joseph Wesley, Andrea Wesley, Robert Evans, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gary Fredericks. All Defendants. (Tom, Joshua) Modified on 1/4/2023 (VM).
January 4, 2023 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to #4 : A return on summons should not be filed without the first page, as issued, preceding the return. Attorney is directed to refile. (VM)
December 21, 2022 Opinion or Order Filing 3 ORDER CONSTITUTING THREE-JUDGE COURT. Signed by PRISCILLA RICHMAN, CHIEF JUDGE, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS on 12/21/2022 (KNS)
December 21, 2022 Circuit Judge Leslie Southwick and District Judge Halil S. Ozerden added. Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball no longer assigned to case. (KNS)
December 21, 2022 Parties/Attorneys are to use the newly assigned judges in future filings, 3:22-cv-734-DPJ-HSO-LHS. (KNS)
December 21, 2022 DOCKET ANNOTATION as to NEF of 12/21/2022 - Magistrate Judge F. Keith Ball was incorrectly deleted. (KNS)
December 20, 2022 Filing 2 Summons Issued as to Dan Eubanks, Lynn Fitch, Dean Kirby, Tate Reeves, State Board of Election Commissioners, Michael Watson. (KNS)
December 20, 2022 Filing 1 COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF against Dan Eubanks, Lynn Fitch, Dean Kirby, Tate Reeves, State Board of Election Commissioners, Michael Watson ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number AMSSDC-5008322), filed by Pamela Hammer, Joseph Wesley, Andrea Wesley, Robert Evans, Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Gary Fredericks. (Attachments: #1 Civil Cover Sheet)(KNS)

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Plaintiff: Mississippi State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Represented By: Joshua F. Tom
Represented By: Ari J. Savitzky - PHV
Represented By: Ezra D. Rosenberg - PHV
Represented By: Kelsey A. Miller - PHV
Represented By: Ming Cheung - PHV
Represented By: Patricia Jia Yan - PHV
Represented By: John Patrick Lavelle - PHV, Jr.
Represented By: Marlin David Rollins-Boyd - PHV
Represented By: James A. Nortey - PHV, II
Represented By: Jennifer Nwachukwu - PHV
Represented By: Drew Cleary Jordan - PHV
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Plaintiff: Dr. Andrea Wesley
Represented By: Joshua F. Tom
Represented By: Ezra D. Rosenberg - PHV
Represented By: James A. Nortey - PHV, II
Represented By: Patricia Jia Yan - PHV
Represented By: Ari J. Savitzky - PHV
Represented By: Drew Cleary Jordan - PHV
Represented By: Marlin David Rollins-Boyd - PHV
Represented By: Ming Cheung - PHV
Represented By: Jennifer Nwachukwu - PHV
Represented By: John Patrick Lavelle - PHV, Jr.
Represented By: Kelsey A. Miller - PHV
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Plaintiff: Dr. Joseph Wesley
Represented By: Joshua F. Tom
Represented By: Ming Cheung - PHV
Represented By: Patricia Jia Yan - PHV
Represented By: Drew Cleary Jordan - PHV
Represented By: Ezra D. Rosenberg - PHV
Represented By: Ari J. Savitzky - PHV
Represented By: James A. Nortey - PHV, II
Represented By: Jennifer Nwachukwu - PHV
Represented By: John Patrick Lavelle - PHV, Jr.
Represented By: Kelsey A. Miller - PHV
Represented By: Marlin David Rollins-Boyd - PHV
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Plaintiff: Robert Evans
Represented By: Joshua F. Tom
Represented By: John Patrick Lavelle - PHV, Jr.
Represented By: Kelsey A. Miller - PHV
Represented By: Marlin David Rollins-Boyd - PHV
Represented By: Ming Cheung - PHV
Represented By: Ari J. Savitzky - PHV
Represented By: Drew Cleary Jordan - PHV
Represented By: Ezra D. Rosenberg - PHV
Represented By: James A. Nortey - PHV, II
Represented By: Jennifer Nwachukwu - PHV
Represented By: Patricia Jia Yan - PHV
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Plaintiff: Gary Fredericks
Represented By: Joshua F. Tom
Represented By: Ezra D. Rosenberg - PHV
Represented By: Ari J. Savitzky - PHV
Represented By: James A. Nortey - PHV, II
Represented By: Drew Cleary Jordan - PHV
Represented By: Jennifer Nwachukwu - PHV
Represented By: John Patrick Lavelle - PHV, Jr.
Represented By: Kelsey A. Miller - PHV
Represented By: Marlin David Rollins-Boyd - PHV
Represented By: Ming Cheung - PHV
Represented By: Patricia Jia Yan - PHV
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Plaintiff: Pamela Hammer
Represented By: Joshua F. Tom
Represented By: Jennifer Nwachukwu - PHV
Represented By: Ming Cheung - PHV
Represented By: Marlin David Rollins-Boyd - PHV
Represented By: John Patrick Lavelle - PHV, Jr.
Represented By: Kelsey A. Miller - PHV
Represented By: Ari J. Savitzky - PHV
Represented By: Drew Cleary Jordan - PHV
Represented By: Ezra D. Rosenberg - PHV
Represented By: James A. Nortey - PHV, II
Represented By: Patricia Jia Yan - PHV
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Defendant: State Board of Election Commissioners
Represented By: P. Ryan Beckett
Represented By: Rex M. Shannon-State Gov, III
Represented By: Tommie S. Cardin
Represented By: Brian Parker Berry
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Defendant: Tate Reeves
Represented By: P. Ryan Beckett
Represented By: Rex M. Shannon-State Gov, III
Represented By: Tommie S. Cardin
Represented By: Brian Parker Berry
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Defendant: Lynn Fitch
Represented By: Tommie S. Cardin
Represented By: Brian Parker Berry
Represented By: P. Ryan Beckett
Represented By: Rex M. Shannon-State Gov, III
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Defendant: Michael Watson
Represented By: Rex M. Shannon-State Gov, III
Represented By: Tommie S. Cardin
Represented By: Brian Parker Berry
Represented By: P. Ryan Beckett
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Defendant: Dan Eubanks
Represented By: Tommie S. Cardin
Represented By: Brian Parker Berry
Represented By: P. Ryan Beckett
Represented By: Rex M. Shannon-State Gov, III
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Defendant: Dean Kirby
Represented By: Tommie S. Cardin
Represented By: P. Ryan Beckett
Represented By: Brian Parker Berry
Represented By: Rex M. Shannon-State Gov, III
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